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EA issues Fire Prevention Plan guidance

The Environment Agency (EA) has published its long awaited guidance on EA Fire prevention plans.  This replaces existing guidance TGN 7.01 reducing fire risk at sites storing combustible waste. The new guidance provides assistance for those wanting to draw up fire prevention plans that will become a mandatory part of site management systems.

??????A  fire prevention plan will also need to be included with an application for an Environmental Permit.  This is consistent with the EA requesting more information about management systems at the application stage.

It is also thought likely that the guidance will be expected to be used when updating existing Accident Management Plans which are a required to be updated on a quadrennial basis.  Accident Management Plans have been a permit requirement since the advent of Environmental Permitting.

Wiser Environment has extensive experience in developing working plans and management systems for the waste industry can assist with the drafting of fire prevention plans. Please contact one of our consultants on 01480 462232 or